We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience. Most of these are essential and already present.
We do require your explicit consent to save your cart and browsing history between visits. Read about cookies we use here.
Your cart and preferences will not be saved if you leave the site.

Soundohm

play
Out of stock

Imaginary Softwoods

Imaginary Softwoods

Label: Digitalis Recordings

Format: Vinyl LPx2

Genre: Electronic

Out of stock

Three years ago, a triple cassette oddity appeared out of nowhere adorned in washed-out nature collages and zero information. Turns out that John Elliot of Emeralds was behind the madness, and after further dissection of the sounds enclosed and it all began to make sense.
Those three tapes (one yellow, one blue, one red) were the first taste of something that felt like a lost private-press object from the early European electronic experimentations of the '60s & '70s. Each vignette is its own story, its own exploration. Synthesizers and other electronics are stripped to their bare bones, never drifting beyond a mere five minutes. It's the brevity that is the guiding hand, though. Every tone and every note is carefully considered and utilized as you're sucked into a world of washed-out colors and sullen landscapes.
One thing that immediately stands out with these pieces is just how restrained Elliot is with them. It adds considerable tension, even if its understated, giving the album a surprising amount of emotional depth. Each piece is its own miniature mountain, traversed and left behind all in a matter of minutes. As you interact with the subtlety changing harmonics and tonal shifts, you begin to float away into synthetic dreams. If all bedroom albums were this great, I'd never leave the house. A true gem.
It doesn't get much better than this. Completely remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and cut in Berlin by D+M. The deluxe vinyl edition is presented in full-color gatefold jackets with all new art from John Elliot in conjunction with the inimitable Witchbeam.


Details
Cat. number: DIGIV060 DL
Year: 2010

More by Imaginary Softwoods

More from Digitalis Recordings

I was a teacher (Lp)
LP | €8.00
Collapsed view
LP | €14.90
Untitled
Vinyl LP | €14.99
Science of the sea
CD | €11.50
The Drawing Of The Line
Vinyl LP | €13.00
Fountain Fountain Joyous Mountain
Vinyl LP | €14.90
Radio People
Vinyl LP | €13.90
Boolean Blues
CD | €13.99
Amber Sea
CD | €12.99
Oppressive Nature
CD | €12.99
Tunnels
| €7.75 €15.50
I was a teacher
Vinyl LP | €8.00